Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Our anniversary was on a Monday. The kids would all be at school and we could have the day to ourselves. I made sure I didn't have to go in for work. I would skip my usual lunchtime jiu jitsu training. And we purposely didn't go out to eat the prior weekend just so we could splurge a little more than usual. 

But no, the kids put a halt on that. The two little ones were "sick" and stayed home from school. Instead of going on a lunch date, I went to the local emergency center to get Tyson tested for COVID.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Last weekend we ran the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. It was Lynn's first half marathon, which was why I signed up too. She actually signed up to do it in 2021 (pushing her to pursue it after doing my own marathon in 2020) but COVID canceled everything so this was nearly two years in the making.

To be honest, I barely trained for this race. The most mileage I put in for a week was only 12 miles, with the longest run being 6 miles. A half marathon is 13.1 miles. As a result, my right knee was wrecked afterwards.

Lynn's training tapered off with our week long winter break vacation and then the holidays... but she fared much better than me. In fact, she did really well. Proud of her.

It was fun but I think I'm done with endurance races. ✌

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

This picture pretty much sums it up... school is killing Jacob. He's so exhausted that he fell asleep while still holding onto his notes. That's incredible. 

He works really hard. He's already up by 5:30 am everyday for high school soccer practice. And the minute he gets home, he's already doing homework. He'll work all through the day until it's time for bed. He has no time to play video games or waste time on YouTube like his siblings. Oh, and he still has his house chores to do too.

Hard work pays off.

I'm looking forward to see where this takes him.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

For this year, Disney World was having their 50th anniversary celebration. And since Elliot is at that prime age of 6 years old, we figured it was a good time to go. So for the kids' winter break, we headed out to Orlando to check out Disney World (3 days) and Universal Studios (1 day). 

It would be everyone's first time to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth.

But flying six people to Orlando was not really an option. I'm already paying for four days of Disney World and Universal tickets (times six each day 😬) on top of lodging, food, souvenirs... it would add up fast. So yeah, driving it was.